Mitsubishi Offers a Sneak Peek at the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sneak Peek | Lafayette, LA

The Mitsubishi Outlander has consistently been a trend-setter in terms of design for its segment. Mitsubishi is getting ready to update the look of this trend-setter, and has just released a sneak peek at the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander.

From what we can tell, the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander is in store for some major changes.

First and foremost, the 2022 Outlander will incorporate elements from the latest Mitsubishi design language throughout its exterior. This includes a more robust front end based around the Dynamic Shield design language.

The new Outlander will also be larger than previous iterations of the model, more closely resembling a large SUV or truck than a smaller crossover. This means a more rugged, yet still refined look throughout.

Its larger size likely means a roomier interior, as well. Considering that the current Mitsubishi Outlander model already offers plenty of space to drivers and their passengers, that’s certainly saying something.

Details about the 2022 Outlander outside of its exterior look is scarce at the moment. What we do know is that the new Outlander will come with a new engine under the hood, making it even more exciting to drive.

Mitsubishi is set to reveal even more details about this new Outlander later this month. We here at Hampton Mitsubishi will be at the ready to share those details with you as soon as they are released.

Are You Installing Your Child Car Seat Correctly in Your Mitsubishi?

Installing Your Child's Car Seat In Your Mitsubishi | Lafayette, LA

Mitsubishi SUVs and crossovers are very safe vehicles, but in order to properly protect your family, it’s important that your child car seats are correctly installed. Since we at Hampton Mitsubishi have seen that car seat installation is often done improperly on many Mitsubishi vehicles, we’d like to offer these suggestions so that you can avoid common mistakes.

  • Slide the belts through the correct slots. Because today’s car seats are made to adapt as your child grows, there are many ways to fasten them in place. Make sure you check the directions so you’re not securing the seat incorrectly.
  • Make sure it’s tightened enough. If the car seat wiggles around when you tug on it, it’s too loose. Pull the belts tight so they keep the seat secure. At most, the seat should only move an inch back and forth when you jostle it.
  • Use the LATCH system. All new Mitsubishi models like the Eclipse Cross come with the LATCH system. It’s a network of straps and hooks specifically made for fastening infant car seats. If you’re not utilizing this tool, you’re missing out on a vital safety offering in your car.

If you’re a young parent in Lafayette, Louisiana, who’s shopping for an affordable family vehicle, we encourage you to visit Hampton Mitsubishi. We have a selection of safe, low-priced vehicles like the Outlander in stock right now.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Is Getting Dynamic Upgrades

Mitsubishi Cross | Lafayette, LA

For 2022, the sporty and efficient Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at Hampton Mitsubishi will show off improved driving dynamics to go along with its stylish makeover.

The new Eclipse Cross is more responsive and fun to drive than ever thanks to carefully tuned springs in its front MacPherson strut suspension and rear multilink suspension. The vehicle also features enlarged rear suspension absorbers for greater comfort. These changes combine with Mitsubishi’s advanced Super All-Wheel Control technology to provide outstanding control and mobility in a wide variety of driving situations.

Under the hood, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross carries over its 1.5-liter MVEC direct-inject turbo four-cylinder engine. It’s made from aluminum to decrease weight and increase the crossover’s fuel efficiency. This engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission with an eight-speed sports mode to maximize your enjoyment behind the wheel.

The new Eclipse Cross is just as fun to look at as it is to drive, sporting an aggressive, streamlined exterior with a redesigned headlamp arrangement, front bumper guard, and tailgate.

The 2022 Eclipse Cross will be available in early 2021 here at Hampton Mitsubishi in Lafayette, Louisiana. Looking to buy now? You can get a great deal on the current 2020 Eclipse Cross in stock as we make room on our lot for the new model.

The Redesigned Eclipse Cross Is on Its Way to Hampton Mitsubishi

Recently, Mitsubishi Motors released a preview of its redesigned Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the very popular compact crossover SUV. We at Hampton Mitsubishi are excited to have it in stock soon and want to share a preview of it with you.

The new direction of the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a reflection of Mitsubishi’s prioritization of modern, intelligent, and efficient designs.

The crossover SUV sports many changes you’re sure to like. Rear visibility is improved thanks to a redesigned hatch and rear window shape. The sleek front end is influenced by the brand’s Dynamic Shield design style, merging allure with function. Interior updates include a new infotainment center with a detailed 8-inch screen with smartphone-link capability.

A Eclipse Cross PHEV model will be launching also, which uses electric recharging to let you drive short distances on electricity only before switching to gasoline. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV can help stretch your dollar so you can save money at the pump.

If you live and commute in Lafayette, Louisiana, the new Eclipse Cross is worth test-driving. Hampton Mitsubishi will soon have the compact crossover SUV, which is built to incorporate coupe-like qualities. The new Eclipse Cross is expected to arrive here in the first three months of 2021.

Mitsubishi Announces New MiGEAR Merchandise Collection

Back in August of this year, Mitsubishi announced their new MiGEAR merchandise collection. This extensive collection of over 60 items for both men and women celebrates 40 years of Mitsubishi in the United States.

“Our new MiGEAR collection is an extension of the brand, allowing fans to express their individuality and proudly proclaim their enthusiasm for Mitsubishi, whether they’re behind the wheel or not,” said the vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America aftersales, Scott Smith.

You can find items like shirts, hats, outerwear, sweatshirts, water bottles, bags, and more in the new Mitsubishi merchandise line. Some of these items feature the designs of legacy vehicles from Mitsubishi motorsports, including the Lancer Evolution sedan. The legendary car won a record-breaking four FIA World Rally Championship titles in a row, as well as 12 Dakar Rally events.

Two unique designs that can be found on MiGEAR graphic tees come courtesy of Californian social practice artist Dino Perez. The tees feature the Mitsubishi Outlander taking on untamed nature, drawn in Perez’s distinctive style.

If you’ve ever wanted to proudly show off the three-diamond logo of Mitsubishi, now’s the perfect time. Get your official licensed gear right here at Hampton Mitsubishi in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Fall Events near Lafayette, Louisiana

Fall is upon us, which means fun activities and events for the whole family are only a short drive through Lafayette, Louisiana, or a computer screen away. From your friends at Hampton Mitsubishi, here are a few such events to look forward to.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles October 9-11

When the celebrated Festivals Acadiens et Créoles takes place this October, it will be a bit different than it usually is. To ensure the safety of all participants, the festival will be virtual this year. For Lafayette residents looking to get a taste of genuine Cajun and Creole culture, the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is the place to be.

South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff October 30-31

Celebrate Halloween with a Louisiana flair during the South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff in Vermillionville. Instead of candy, you can enjoy a wide array of the tastiest Cajun food around, with contests to determine the best example of each signature dish.

Southern Screen November 12-15

This Louisiana film festival may be operating a bit differently this year, but the team that makes the Southern Screen event possible has assured patrons that the show will go on in some capacity, with specialized seminars and workshops. Movie buffs and fans of unique entertainment will want to check this event out.

Here at Hampton Mitsubishi, we hope that you and your crew find the time to enjoy some of these lovely fall events this year.

The Best Accessories for Your 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

Your Mitsubishi Mirage is already a fun vehicle to drive, but adding some of these optional accessories could make it even more enjoyable. From organization to entertainment, here is a list of accessories that truly sweeten the deal.

Staying neat and organized

Things can pile up in a vehicle, so Mitsubishi offers several items to organize groceries, toys, electronics, and more. Cargo nets keep small items from rolling around in the back, and a soft-sided cargo management system helps keep shopping or luggage separate and contained. Cargo mats keep the carpeting and the back area neat and clean.

On the outside

Roof racks and carriers are available to add even more cargo options to your Mitsubishi Mirage. Large items like tents, canopies, canoes, or kayaks can be secured to the roof, freeing up space inside. Different types of racks and carriers can be ordered for bikes, too.

Enjoy your commute

You can order a remote engine starter for your Mitsubishi Mirage so you can slide into cool comfort before you leave for work.  A console arm rest gives you a comfortable place to put your elbow during your long drive. A Rockford Fosgate® Premium Audio System can be added with additional dual subwoofers and an amplifier to increase your audio experience.

Test drive the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage at Hampton Mitsubishi today, and let us know what accessories you’d most enjoy adding to your new ride.

Learning About the History of Mitsubishi in America

On the cusp of celebrating the nation’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at the history of Mitsubishi in America. From the introduction of the Model-A — the first mass-production car in Japan — Mitsubishi was destined to arrive in the United States. Fifty-five years after the Model-A made its debut, Mitsubishi unleashed a trio of exciting new cars stateside, kicking off a legacy that’s held strong for nearly 40 years.

Entering the American market

In 1982, Mitsubishi finally came to America and launched the Tredia, Cordia, and Starion to a public hungry for dynamic, fun-to-drive cars. With their low prices and sporty looks, the initial allocation was popular enough to pave the way for the launch of the Mighty Max pickup.

By the start of the 1990s, Mitsubishi Motors North America was expanding rapidly. With nationwide advertising, strong sales, and more dealers across the country, Mitsubishi was the fastest-growing brand in America for much of the decade. Owing to that success were hot vehicles that were big hits with drivers and critics, like the iconic 3000GT, Eclipse, and Lancer.

Expanding Model Lineup

In 2003, Mitsubishi changed the game again with the debut of its All-Wheel-Control-equipped Lancer Evolution, which was super popular with enthusiasts for its all-too-brief existence. The 2000s also saw the launch of stalwarts like the Outlander, which remains one of the most popular vehicles in the Mitsubishi lineup today.

Growing a Legacy

Over the last 10 years, Mitsubishi has only continued to grow its legacy. With vehicles like the Mirage and Mirage G4, the brand has become a favorite with customers who want new-car value at a lower price. The best-selling Outlander PHEV has put Mitsubishi at the forefront of the green revolution as well, offering incredible 4×4 capability and exceptional driving range.

The history of Mitsubishi in America is a book that’s far from closed. There’s more innovation on the horizon, and you’ll find the result of it — as well as the fruits of the past and present — in-stock right here at Hampton Mitsubishi in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mitsubishi Produces Face Masks to Combat COVID-19

The Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 infections. Starting in late April, they started producing about 1,500 face shields per month to donate to medical institutions in Japan.

The city of Ozaki was one of the first beneficiaries of this face shield initiative. MMC has also begun producing face shields for a hospital in Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture, and are currently planning to ramp up production across the country.

Of course, MMC’s COVID-19 precautions aren’t limited to just overseas. They are also ensuring that their dealerships in the United States are taking extra safety precautions to protect each and every customer. Hampton Mitsubishi in Lafayette, Louisiana, is one such dealership, and we are continuing to take the necessary steps to stop the spread.

On top of limiting person-to-person contact at the dealership during transactions when possible, Hampton Mitsubishi is making sure they keep their dealership sanitized by regularly cleaning high-traffic areas and surfaces like counters, doorknobs, and pens. They even sanitize each vehicle after a test drive.

Since handwashing is so important to stop the spread of COVID-19, the dealership offers hand sanitizer to customers, as well as access to traditional hand-washing facilities. That way if customers can’t avoid contact with surfaces, they are able to stay safe in the dealership.

For more information on how the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is protecting you from COVID-19, contact us at Hampton Mitsubishi today.

Mitsubishi’s J.D. Power Rankings Continue to Rise

When searching for a new family automobile, it’s important to conduct as much research as possible. This will help to ensure that you end up with a vehicle that will serve you and your loved ones well for many years to come. According to a recent study conducted by J.D. Power, Mitsubishi customers are happier than ever when they come to service their vehicles.

J.D. Power’s 2020 Customer Service Index Study evaluated the experiences of customers who visited service departments at Mitsubishi dealerships across the United States. Customers were questioned about the quality of their advisor, the facility, pick-up, initiation, and the overall service experience.

Thanks to a tremendous initiative to improve customer experiences, Mitsubishi Motors saw a 20-point jump in the ratings of their facilities from 2019. Almost half of the customers surveyed by J.D. Power gave dealership service facilities a perfect 10 out of 10 points. Overall, Mitsubishi has seen a 61-point CSI score increase in the past five years.

Mitsubishi’s strong Customer Service Index Study performance resulted in the automaker being honored with J.D. Power’s first place Fixed Right First Time designation. Your family’s time is precious, which is why Mitsubishi does everything possible to ensure your vehicle’s repairs are completed correctly the first time.

If your family wants to join the leagues of Mitsubishi’s thousands of satisfied customers, contact Hampton Mitsubishi for more information today.